“The Road”, Cormac McCarthy

BRIEF SYNOPSIS: This book is about the aftermath of a world apocalypse and follows a son and father’s survival after it occurs.

-If you like Backpacker magazine or Extreme Camper than you’ll like this because that’s pretty much what this whole book is about

-I liked the fact that no one really has a name.  I always really wanted to make mine up anyway- I’ll have that to look forward to

-Somehow the main character and his son don’t make feeling aimless look so bad

-Makes you feel like adding a lot of salt, pepper, and sauces to SPAM

-Apparently we will all contract tuberculosis on 12-13-12

-All my work for the Heffer Project will go to shame since McCarthy writes about cows becoming extinct

-If you were negligent about paying homeless people any mind McCarthy gives you every reason to do that even more after the apocalypse

-If you have a boat abandon it somewhere around 12-10-12.  Most of the characters in this book stayed alive because of someone anchoring theirs near an off-shore dock.

-According to this book you should bury lots of First Aid kits under the ground.

-Over the counter medicines do not have a long shelf like so seal yours in tight-proof containers

-Take LOTS of baths before 12-12-12.  I rubbed my tub down with ammonia and washed my hair with soap and shampoo after finishing every single chapter.

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